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Spicy Artichoke Parmesan Dip

Okay, so I love this dip but it is so fattening. I decided to make my own version & it turned out great. It was full of flavor but not terribly rich. It was a nice appetizer & vanished...

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Lemon and Basil Slow Roasted Chicken

The ultimate comfort food. Roasting the chicken slow & low makes the most tender & juicy meat. I like to switch the seasonings depending on my mood. The lemon, basil & garlic flavors work really well together & make...

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Ham and Havarti on a Toasted Baguette

    I love, love, love a good sandwich! I saw a seeded baguette at my local Trader Joe’s today & I couldn’t pass it up. This sandwich was crunchy, chewy, salty, creamy, spicy & a bit sweet –...

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Orange Roughy with Lemon, Garlic and Basil

We are trying to eat more fish & this recipe is always a hit. It’s light, easy to make, and fairly healthy. The simple flavors of lemon, garlic & basil all combine well together and make this fish extra...

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Cream of Broccoli and Parmesan Soup

There is something so comforting about making homemade soups. My son hasn’t been feeling well and I wanted to make him a healthy but delicious soup for dinner. He loves broccoli & cheese so I thought this would be...

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French Toast

We have kindergarten orientation at my daughter’s new school. I can’t believe she will be starting kindergarten this fall. Time flies. Anyway, I wanted to make a fun, simple, quick but special breakfast. This doesn’t take much effort but...

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Chicken, Grape and Walnut Salad Sandwich

I made a roasted chicken for dinner & used the remaining meat for sandwiches the next day. This chicken salad is full of flavors & textures – a little sweet, salty, crunchy & creamy… perfection! 2-3 cups cooked chicken,...

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Talk about comfort food. Not only is it really tasty but it’s easy to make as well. I am still one handed these days (see Topping the list for details) so I couldn’t do anything challenging. This dish only...

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Mixed Berry Shortcake

My neighbor Cheryl game me some mini angel food cakes. We were in the mood for a dessert so I used what fruit I had (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries & blueberries) and made a shortcake with homemade whipped topping.  It...

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Pesto Tortellini & Spinach Soup

This soup was simple, delicious, light & so easy to make. It paired nicely with a tossed salad and crusty fresh baked bread & butter. My kids LOVED this soup. 6-8 cups homemade chicken stock (recipe below) 1-2 tsp...